Cash Converters Personal Loan

Borrow up to $2,000 from one of Australia's most established short term lenders.

If you're in need of financing and want to be sure you're borrowing from an established lender, you might want to consider a personal loan from Cash Converters. It's been in the lending business since 1984, and now Cash Converters is offering a personal loan that you can conveniently apply for online.

Whether you need funds to cover an unexpected expense, you didn't budget well enough to see you through the month or if you need to make a large purchase, Cash Converters has a loan that you might be eligible for.

Min Loan Amount$400
Max. Loan Amount$2,000
Loan TermUp to 12 months
Loan SecurityUnsecured
Arrears Fee$33
Turnaround TimeWithin 48 hours
Costs20% establishment fee + 4% monthly fee
RequirementsYou must be over 18 and have a steady income of at least $300 per week
Available to Centrelink borrowersYes

Pros

  • Fast turnaround
  • 12 month loan terms
  • Bad credit borrowers considered

Cons

  • 20% establishment fee
  • 4% monthly fee
  • Dishonour fee of $33
  • 18 years over
  • Reside in Australia
  • Earn over $300 per week

Main points to consider about the Cash Converters Personal Loan

This loan is available for a longer term than what is on offer with similar products. You can apply for up to $2,000 and repay it over a period of up to 12 months. You'll need to pay a fee to establish the loan and also ongoing monthly costs.

Features of the Personal Loan from Cash Converters

  • Fast application. The online application process will be assessed within 24 business hours.
  • Loan amount. You can apply for a loan between $400 and $2,000.
  • Quick turnaround. After your loan is approved your funds will be available in your account during the next business day.
  • How long you have to repay it. Repayment terms vary depending on your individual loan contract, but your loan will be repaid over a period of up to 12 months.

What fees apply?

Cash Converters Personal Loans come with a 20% establishment fee + 4% monthly fee. The longer you take to repay the loan, the more you'll end up paying in monthly fees. If you fail to make your repayments on time, a dishonour fee of $33 applies. There are no additional daily fees and no rescheduling fees.

Are you eligible for a Cash Converters Personal Loan?

Each loan application is assessed by a representative from Cash Converters, who will establish your ability to repay the loan. The minimum eligibility criteria are that you are over the age of 18 and reside in Australia, whereas everything else is judged on a case-by-case basis.

  • If you receive Centrelink payments: You can apply if you receive Centrelink payments, but what you borrow may be limited so that your repayments in any period do not exceed 25% of your gross income. This includes repayments to other lenders as well as the new loan you're applying for from Cash Converters.
  • If you're in a Part 9 Debt Agreement: You aren't eligible for a Cash Converters Personal Loan. However, if you have been successfully discharged from a Part 9 Debt Agreement you are able to apply.
  • If you're not an Australian resident: You're able to apply for this product if you're a resident or a 457 Visa holder. You aren't eligible for the Cash Converters Personal Loan if you aren't a resident, but you are eligible to apply for a Cash Converters Cash Advance in-store.
  • If you have bad credit: Cash Converters will consider your current financial situation when you apply, but are generally more lenient than the banks when it comes to bad credit. If they see you will be able to manage your loan, your application will be considered.
  • If you're a casual employee: You need to earn at least $300 per week in order to be assessed, but you can still apply for a Cash Converters loan.

How you can apply

You can apply for a Cash Converters Personal Loan in-store or online. Applying is easy and the form shouldn't take longer than five minutes. To be eligible, you need to be over the age of 18 and reside in Australia. Have the following on hand to complete your application:

  • Your bank account history for the last 90 days where your income is deposited into
  • A copy of your Medicare card
  • If you receive Centrelink payments, you'll need a current income statement.

Once you've filled out the application form, Cash Converters will check the information and see if you fit their lending criteria. If you're approved, you'll be sent an electronic loan contract, and once you've signed it your loan amount will be transferred to you within Within 48 hours.

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    RayJune 18, 2018

    Hi Cash Converters Team,

    Just a quick enquiry with a personal loan that I applied for on Thursday. I haven’t received any feed back accept from the store that I applied through that it had been approved. Its now monday morning, so im just wondering if it did actually get approved. Any help with this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiJune 18, 2018Staff

      Hi Ray,

      Thanks for contacting finder.

      Sorry to hear about this delay.

      As much as we would like to help you, we are not a representation of this company or anyone we feature on our site. You’d really have to follow up with them on your application.

      Hope this clarifies!

      Regards,
      Nikki

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    DebraMay 4, 2018

    Hi I was approved a cash converters loan a couple of years ago & I never made my last repayment which since then has now incurred extra fees & has been handed over to a collection agency to obtain my outstanding money owed. Unfortunately at the time due to domestic violence situation I was in a very hard financial position as I have 3 children and had to leave everything that I owned behind and relocate and start life over again. I would like to know if I pay the $150 outstanding debt would I ever be able to get a loan approved from cash converters loans again?

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiMay 4, 2018Staff

      Hi Debra,

      Thanks for your message and for visiting finder – the leading comparison website & general information service built to give you advice in your buying decision needs. How are you doing today?

      We understand your situation and we are glad to know you are able to start over. :)

      Please note that we’re a product comparison website and we do not represent any company we feature on our site. We provide general information on products to assist you in your buying decision process hence we cannot recommend product / service that is rightfully fit for you.

      You may have to contact the provider directly and arrange a payment plan to clear your debt with them.

      Cash Converters will consider your current financial situation. They are generally more lenient than the banks when it comes to bad credit.

      Hope this helps! Feel free to message us anytime should you have further questions.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    KylieDecember 16, 2017

    Hi if I have received a contract and agreed does it mean I will be approved

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynDecember 22, 2017Staff

      Hi Kylie,

      Thanks for your comment.

      You’ll be sent an electronic loan contract when your approved. Once you’ve signed it, your loan amount will be transferred to you within 24 – 48 hours.

      Kind Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    MeganNovember 11, 2017

    Hi, I have a 12 mth loan.I changed my bank and 2 of my direct debits got sent back so I started paying it myself every week through bpay but have ended up with a large number of $33 dishonour fees because it doesn’t show up on cashiers computers that I have been paying it so I am still now paying dishonour fees which I have not dishonored what can i do for it is hundreds

    • finder Customer Care
      JoanneNovember 11, 2017Staff

      Hi Megan,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      I’m so sorry that this happened. For this issue to get resolved you may need to reach out to Cash Converters directly. It would be best if you bring this to their attention and perhaps present to them proof that you have diligently been making your payments and advise them about the status of the 2 payments that bounced back. Hope all goes well.

      Cheers,
      Joanne

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    LiezlApril 21, 2017

    Hi Nathaniel,

    Thanks for your question. For a $400 loan with a 12-month term, average weekly repayment is $13. The total repayment amount for this loan is $672, based on Cash Converters’ loan calculator.

    Cheers,
    Liezl

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    RobbieFebruary 10, 2017

    I want to borrow 400 how much will my repayments be for a fortnightly and if i want to pay it of fast what is the total repayment i owe

    • finder Customer Care
      LouFebruary 10, 2017Staff

      Hi Robbie,

      Thanks for your question.

      Using the loan calculator on Cash Converters’s website, a $400 loan with 12 months repayment period will have a weekly repayment of $13. If you would like to pay your loan earlier, you may be entitled to a discount. Please note that we do not represent Cash Converters so we cannot provide complete details of this discount. You may want to directly get in touch with them to inquire.

      If you want to compare other short-term loan, you can check and compare your options on this page.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    JulieJanuary 2, 2017

    Just interested in finding out if your establishment fee can come out of your loan amount and how long if you apply online dose it take to find out if you have been approved.

    • finder Customer Care
      LouJanuary 2, 2017Staff

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for your question.

      With Cash Converters, the establishment fee is deducted from your loan amount. Say, your loan amount is $5,000, you’ll only get $4,600 credited to your account.

      The sooner you completed the required documentation, the sooner you’ll be approved. Depending on who you bank with and if you are approved, you should be able to receive the borrowed funds in your account within 24 hours of submitting your complete application.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    JacintaDecember 12, 2016

    Hi I was wondering how much a fight night do you pay for a $600 loan?

    • finder Customer Care
      LouDecember 12, 2016Staff

      Hi Jacinta,

      Thanks for your question.

      For a $600 loan with a 12-month term, fortnightly payment is about $38. You can directly visit Cash Converters website and use their loan calculator to know your repayments for a particular loan amount.

      You may also want to compare other short term loans on this page.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    AlbertNovember 18, 2016

    What would be for monthly repayment for borrowing $2000.00 and can I get a plan that is longer than 12 months. Thank You

    • finder Customer Care
      LouNovember 18, 2016Staff

      Hi Albert,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you are planning to apply for Cash Converters Personal Loan for $2,000 and assuming you get a 12-month term, your weekly repayment will be $65. This is using the repayment calculator on their website.

      Unfortunately, Cash Converters only offer 12-month loan term.

      Cheers,
      Anny

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    KiahNovember 10, 2016

    I applied for a loan yesterday and it stated that I was “provisionally approved” and haven’t heard anything since, how long does it take for them to approve me?

    • finder Customer Care
      HaroldNovember 10, 2016Staff

      Hello Kiah,

      Thank you for your question.

      Please note that finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service and does not represent any loan company.

      Since you applied already, whether online or in-store, your application will be assessed within 24 business hours after all necessary documents are received.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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